Angstrom-scale ICs will require innovation across the entire semiconductor ecosystem: This will include advances in both the hardware (transistors, power distribution, and connection of multi-die systems) and tools (EDA tools with AI/ML and silicon life-cycle management).
August 31, 2023 by Rob Aitken, Synopsys
There are several effective ways to manage the high temperatures of today’s discrete semiconductors in your design. Simulation techniques are vital for measuring how well each approach is working.
December 08, 2022 by Toshiaki Hosoya, Toshiba
Intel Enpirion PowerSoC modules are DC-DC step-down converters that integrate nearly all the components needed to build a power supply without sacrificing performance or efficiency. These solutions are designed to meet strict FPGA, ASIC, and processor power requirements.
August 25, 2020 by Tamara Lin, Intel
This application note describes an SLG46140V design that implements a 16-bit up/down counter with quadrature encoder inputs. The GreenPAK device relieves the host of real-time input requirements and allows for easy connection of multiple encoders.
April 30, 2019 by Muhammad Shahbaz, for Dialog Semiconductor
This article shows how to implement an analog PID controller, including adjusting of the angular position of a DC motor shaft, editing the design to control its speed, and tuning PID parameters for reliable performance.
August 14, 2018 by Mahmoud Hamdy, Brightskies Technologies
This article outlines traditional half-duplex RS-485 configurations and then presents new alternatives for simplifying the control interface by eliminating the required control lines and software control code.
May 29, 2018 by Bonnie Baker, Maxim Integrated
Systems that incorporate highly integrated and highly sophisticated, high power radio frequency (RF) GaN power amplifiers (PAs), such as pulsed radar applications, are a constant challenge for today’s digital control and management systems to keep up with these ever-increasing levels of sophistication.
November 21, 2017 by Analog Dialogue
Digital power supplies are widely employed in high-end servers, storage, telecom brick modules, and more. For these applications, isolation is often required. This article discusses the digital isolation techniques with Analog Devices’ iCoupler products in digital power supply design.
August 01, 2017 by Jason Duan, Analog Devices
This article details the problems encountered when trying to maximize channel count, discusses the traditional method used to control a group of switches and the associated drawbacks, presents the solution offered by SPI controlled analog switches, and introduces the SPI controlled ADI precision switches.
May 23, 2017 by Stephen Nugent, Analog Devices